Gemma by Julie Hoover

Gemma

Knitting
April 2023
Light Fingering ?
30 stitches and 37 rows = 4 inches
in Right or Left Gemma Pattern with Needle A, after blocking
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 1 - 2.25 mm
1495 - 2860 yards (1367 - 2615 m)
Sized to fit 30-32 (34-36, 38-40, 42-44, 45-47, 49-51, 53-55, 57-59, 60-62)" / 76-81.5 (86.5-91.5, 96.5-101.5, 106.5-112, 114.5-119.5, 124.5-129.5, 134.5-139.5, 145-150, 152.5-157.5) cm actual chest circumference with +10½-13½" / +26.5-34.5 cm ease
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Note: This pattern is included free with a project kit featuring JH Studio Blend No. 2 yarn, which creates a lightweight fabric with a beautiful stitch definition and soft drape.

A classic cabled sweater is a must-have for any closet. Gemma’s flattering shape makes for the perfect year-round wear in a lightweight fingering yarn.

Construction
Pullover is worked flat in pieces from the bottom up, then sewn together. Neckband is worked circularly from picked-up stitches. The Gemma Pattern may be worked either from written directions or from charts.

Sizes
43 (47½, 50½, 55, 58, 62½, 65½, 69¾, 73)“ / 109 (120.5, 128.5, 139.5, 147.5, 159, 166.5, 178, 185.5) cm finished chest circumference
38¾ (43¼, 46¼, 50¾, 53¾, 58, 61¼, 65½, 68¾)” / 98.5 (109.5, 117.5, 128.5, 136.5, 147.5, 155.5, 166.5, 174.5) cm finished hip circumference

Sized to fit 30-32 (34-36, 38-40, 42-44, 45-47, 49-51, 53-55, 57-59, 60-62)“ / 76-81.5 (86.5-91.5, 96.5-101.5, 106.5-112, 114.5-119.5, 124.5-129.5, 134.5-139.5, 145-150, 152.5-157.5) cm actual chest circumference with approximately 10½-13½” / 26.5-34.5 cm positive ease

Model wearing size 47½“ / 120.5 cm with +12½” / +31.5 cm ease

Yarn
Julie Hoover Studio Blend No. 2
70% wool, 30% cashmere
264 yards / 241 meters per 50 g skein

6 (7, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 11, 11) skeins
1495 (1680, 1790, 1995, 2100, 2295, 2490, 2690, 2860) yards / 1367 (1536, 1637, 1824, 1920, 2099, 2277, 2460, 2615) meters

Sample shown in color Butterscotch

Gauge
30 stitches & 37 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Right or Left Gemma Pattern with Needle A, after blocking26 stitches & 37 rows = 4” / 10 cm in stockinette stitch with Needle A, after blocking

Needle A (Main Fabric)
One 24” / 60 cm circular needle US 3 / 3.25 mm or size needed to obtain gauge listed

Needle B (for Ribbing)
One each 16” / 40 cm and 24” / 60 cm circular needles one size smaller than Needle AUS 2 / 2.75 mm

Needle C (for Neckband)
One 16” / 40 cm circular needle two sizes smaller than Needle AUS 1 / 2.25 mm

Other Materials
Stitch markers, Cable Needle (CN), stitch holders or waste yarn, blunt tapestry needle, blocking wires & T-pins (optional but recommended)

Skill Level
3 of 5